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Cablegate: Usitc Study On Sub-Saharan Africa

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RR RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHJO RUEHMR RUEHRN
DE RUEHTO #0837 2461726
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 021726Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY MAPUTO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9288
INFO RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0223

UNCLAS MAPUTO 000837

SIPDIS

USITC PASS TO L. SCHLITT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON EINV KTEX MZ
SUBJECT: USITC STUDY ON SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

REF: SECSTATE 85109

1. This is a reply to reftel requesting assistance to USITC
in its investigation of select industries in sub-Saharan
Africa. Post notes that Mozambique does not have an export
industry in the agriculture sectors of coffee, shea butter,
and tropical fruits, as specified reftel. In the mining and
manufacturing sector, Mozambique does not have a natural
rubber and downstream products industry. Mozambique does
have a textile company producing for export. The country is
in the process of developing a tourism industry.

2. Post's primary contact person for USITC is Pol/Econ
Officer Etienne LeBailly, LeBaillyES"at"state.gov, telephone
number 258 21 492 797, x3424.

3. As requested in para 5 reftel, contact information for
the lone textile exporter is as follows: MAPUTO CLOTHING,
Director Peter Young, telephone number 258 21 460 545.
Contact information for the Ministry of Tourism is as
follows: Mohamed Abdul Suamade Harun, Permanent Secretary,
Minister of Tourism, cellular number 258 82 311 7920, email
mharun"at"mitur.gov.mz.
Chapman

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